Elite level athletes from the NBA, NFL, PGA, and many U.S. Olympic athletes. Many college, high school, and recreational athletes are beginning to use the Ā.M.Ĭ.T.® system to maximize their performance as well.
But, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from it. Most patients are active people who want to help their bodies work right, feel great and live life to the fullest.
Common Complaints That Have Excellent Success with the Ā.M.Ĭ.T.® Technique…
- Ankle Sprains
- Carpal Tunnel
- Disc Degeneration
- Hip Bursitis
- Joint Stiffness
- Knee Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Mid Back Pain
- Muscle Tension
- Neck Pain
- Patella Tendonitis
- Plantar Fascia
- Shin Splints
- Wrist and Hand-Problems
Ā.M.Ĭ.T.® stands for Advanced Muscle Integration Technique
Ā.M.Ĭ.T.® is a cutting edge diagnostic therapeutic procedure for defining musculature weakness and imbalances in the body. It allows the body to function optimally for peak performance and healing.
Ā.M.Ĭ.T.® system utilizes traditional Chiropractic care of the spine to ensure proper central nervous system function in addition to restoring proper muscular function. The spine and central nervous system is the foundation for everything we do and represents one discipline for healing. Vertebra may become fixated or locked so that normal motion is restricted. This can lead to neurological consequences that adversely affect tissue function in the body. This eventually leads to pain, susceptibility to injury or dis-ease in some tissue. Chiropractic spinal manipulation of the fixated vertebra can re-establish the neurological feedback/control system leading to more balanced function. This is where the similarities end.
Ā.M.Ĭ.T.® utilizes seventeen different healing disciplines that produce accelerated results. When the body is injured, it tries to heal itself. Acute Injuries occur when a muscle is overloaded beyond its capacity. When this happens, either the muscle tears, or the nervous system inhibits the muscle (like a circuit breaker in an electrical circuit) to prevent severe injury. If this inhibited muscle is loaded again, it will not be able to contract appropriately and the body will create pain to avoid more damage. Once a muscle is inhibited, it will no longer fire when loaded. We call these new movement patterns “Adaptations”. The body needs all the essential components that are required for healing, or proper healing will not take place. If all the essential components for healing are not available within six weeks of injury, the central nervous system is forced to adapt into other tissues. These adaptations will mask the original problem and eventually cause injury elsewhere. The beauty of Ā.M.Ĭ.T.® is that it quickly identifies the inhibited muscle, and prevents the adaptive strategy to occur. Chronic problems arise because adapted tissue eventually becomes over stressed and becomes the next site of injury. This new site of injury leads to further adaptive movement patterns and the downward spiral of pain and muscle atrophy continues.
The Ā.M.Ĭ.T.® system gives Dr. Gordon the ability to isolate and test all 720 muscles. By evaluating and testing individual muscles through specific ranges of motion, Dr. Gordon can determine if the symptom site is the primary lesion or merely the adaptation to an older previous injury. An adapted tissue will often show up as a condition a person wakes up with one morning not having any history of trauma. Occasionally, muscle dysfunction can be reflective of deeper problems such as nutritional deficiencies or gland/organ stress and the early stages of disease because muscles are the display units of the body. This is where differential diagnostic capabilities are critical. We focus on integrating the best of all health care systems.
Muscle Activation Technique addresses the imbalances in the body, healing the body on a much more complete level, leading to more complete recovery and success in cases where chiropractic alone may have been only partially successful!
Dr. Gordon is currently going through the certification process.